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Construction & Work Injuries Archives

Fatal Falls Are at an All-Time High, and Other Workplace Fatality Trends

An all-time high 887 American workers were killed in fatal falls in 2017, according to a new report from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. This record number of on-the-job fatalities represents a 4.48% increase from the 849 fatal falls recorded in 2016.

Angel Ezpinoza Killed by Falling Scaffolding in Morningside Heights

Staten Island construction worker Angel Ezpinoza was tragically killed on Thursday afternoon, June 12th when a piece of scaffolding fell and struck him in the head. Ezpinoza, 28, suffered severe head trauma and was rushed to Mount Sinai St. Luke's hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Falling Bricks Injure 72-Year-Old Man at Manhattan High-Rise

A 72-year-old man was injured Friday afternoon when bricks fell from the façade of a 20-story high-rise building in Manhattan, crashing through scaffolding and scattering on the crowded sidewalk below.

Lack of Fall Protection the Most Cited OSHA Violation in 2017

By and large, the dangers which lead to construction accidents are already known, which makes it even more inexcusable when catastrophic or fatal accidents do happen. This is clear from the latest iteration of The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) list of its top 10 most-cited violations in 2017, which includes 9 of the same 10 violations as last year and indeed, many years before that.